Several modern languages are deemed 'strategically important' and 'vulnerable' by education policy makers and this is of grave concern to the humanities and social sciences. The British Academy makes this case to HEFCE's SIVS consultation.
Postgraduate study is under threat from a number of quarters, ranging from: increased levels of undergraduate debt; rising postgraduate tuition fees; the shortage of postgraduate funding opportunities; and current immigration policy. The statement makes a number of recommendations aimed at addressing these threats and urges the government to develop an holistic approach that recognises the value of postgraduate study in the UK.
The British Academy and Honor Frost Foundation Steering Committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage submitted written evidence to a Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into Tourism. The submission presents evidence into the UK's maritime heritage as one of its greatest domestic and international assets, and how it could make a greater contribution to the UK's tourism industry.